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Joshua Baret Henderson (born October 25, 1981) is an American actor, model and singer. Henderson is best known for his lead role as John Ross Ewing III in the TNT revival of Dallas (2012–2014).[1] He played Austin McCann on the ABC television series Desperate Housewives (2006–2007),[2] and appeared in films like Step Up. He became widely known after his appearance on The WB singing competition show Popstars 2, where he was one of the winners selected to be a member of the pop group Scene 23.[3]

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Henderson at the PaleyFest 2013 forum for Dallas
Joshua Baret Henderson

(1981-10-25) October 25, 1981 (age 37)
OccupationActor, model, singer
Years active2001–present
Home townTulsa, Oklahoma


Early lifeEdit

Henderson was born in Dallas, Texas, the son of Sharon Lea Henderson.[4] He grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he graduated from Memorial High School in 2000.[5] Due to heterochromia, Henderson's eyes are of different colors; his left eye is green, while the right is blue.[6][7] Henderson graduated from Tulsa Memorial Senior High School, where he enjoyed playing sports, particularly baseball.[7]


Henderson competed on the second season of The WB reality show Popstars and won a spot in the group Scene 23. After Scene 23, Henderson went on to pursue acting and modeling, as well as continuing his recording career.[7] He appeared in several sitcoms, such as Maybe It's Me, Do Over, One on One, Rodney and 8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter. Henderson made his film debut in the 2003 straight-to-video horror movie Leeches!, and appeared in The Girl Next Door the following year.[7]

In 2005, Henderson was cast in the lead role on the short-lived FX drama series Over There.[7] In film, he is best known for his role in Step Up (2006) as the boyfriend of Jenna Dewan's character. He later played main roles in the horror films Fingerprints (2006), and April Fool's Day (2008), as well as in the romantic comedy, The Jerk Theory (2009). For The Jerk Theory, he also recorded the soundtrack album, which was released in 2009.[8] Henderson also appeared in Yours, Mine & Ours (2005), Broken Bridges (2006), and Rushlights (2012). From 2006 to 2007, Henderson co-starred in the ABC comedy-drama series Desperate Housewives as Austin McCann, the nephew of the character Edie Britt, played by Nicollette Sheridan.[9] From 2008 to 2009 he appeared on the CW's 90210,[10] and guest-starred in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.[11] In 2010, he was cast as the lead character in the unsold CW pilot, Betwixt.[12]

In February 2011, Henderson landed a lead role in the TNT revival of the CBS prime-time soap opera Dallas.[11][13] Henderson played the character of John Ross Ewing III, the son of Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) and J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman). TNT's Dallas premiered on June 13, 2012.[14] Several critics called Henderson the "breakout star" of the series.[15][16] Henderson's onscreen chemistry with Julie Gonzalo (Pamela Rebecca Barnes) was praised in the second season.[17][18] The series was cancelled by TNT after three seasons in 2014. In 2015, Henderson was cast in the male lead role opposite Christine Evangelista in the E! pilot The Arrangement.[19]

Legal issuesEdit

On December 12, 2018, police in Los Angeles arrested Henderson on suspicion of having burglarized his neighbor's home. Although a grainy surveillance video feed appeared to show the actor engaged in the theft with an unknown accomplice, the actor repeatedly asserted his innocence. On December 19, 2018, the LAPD decided not to press charges against Henderson due to insufficient evidence.[20]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Leeches! Jason Direct-to-video
2004 The Girl Next Door Pep Rally Jock
2005 Yours, Mine & Ours Nick De Pietro
2006 Step Up Brett Dolan
2006 Broken Bridges Wyatt
2006 Fingerprints Penn
2008 April Fool's Day Blaine Cartier Direct-to-video
2009 The Jerk Theory Adam Dynes
2012 Rushlights Billy Brody
2014 Swelter Boyd


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Popstars 2 Himself - Scene 23 13 episodes
2002 Maybe It's Me Jackson Episode: "The Rick's in Love Episode"
2002 Do Over Jake Episode: "Halloween Kiss"
2003 Newton Eli TV pilot
2003 She Spies Raine Episode: "Rane of Terror"
2002–2003 One on One Josh McEntire 10 episodes
2004 The Deerings Kyle TV pilot
2004 The Ashlee Simpson Show Himself Episode: "Ashlee Moves Onward and Upward"
2004 North Shore Derek Episode: "Tessa"
2004 8 Simple Rules Tyler Episode: "Out of the Box"
2005 Rodney Wes Episode: "Talent Show"
2005 Over There PFC Bo "Texas" Rider Jr. Main cast (13 episodes)
2006–2007 Desperate Housewives Austin McCann 16 episodes
2008–2009 90210 Sean Cavanaugh 3 episodes
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Calvin Crook Episode: "Bloodsport"
2010 Betwixt Nix Uyarak TV pilot
2012–2014 Dallas John Ross Ewing III Main Cast (40 episodes)
2017–2018 The Arrangement Kyle West Main Cast (20 episodes)
2018 Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas Heath Sawyer Television film



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  2. ^ Canning, Andrea (May 2, 2007). "Ex-'Desperate Housewives' Star Josh Henderson Uses the Internet to Try to Save His Character". ABC News. Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2012.
  3. ^ Keck, William (July 25, 2005). "Henderson makes it 'There'". USA TODAY. Retrieved July 26, 2012.
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  11. ^ a b Natalie Abrams (February 1, 2011). "Josh Henderson Joins Dallas as the Next J.R." TV Guide. Archived from the original on June 26, 2013. Retrieved March 26, 2013.
  12. ^ "Goran Visnjic among latest pilot castings". The Hollywood Reporter. 2010-03-16. Archived from the original on 2014-03-17. Retrieved 2014-02-08.
  13. ^ Nellie Andreeva (February 1, 2011). "Josh Henderson To Star In TNT's 'Dallas', Larry Hagman Officially On Board". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on March 28, 2014. Retrieved March 26, 2013.
  14. ^ 'Dallas' Star Josh Henderson: 'Our Main Goal Was to Make the Fans Happy' (Video) Archived 2012-06-18 at the Wayback Machine, The Hollywood Reporter, June 13, 2012
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  17. ^ Orlando, Christine (April 9, 2013). "Dallas Review: I Do?!?". TV Fanatic. SHEKNOWS Entertainment. Archived from the original on April 12, 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2013.
  18. ^ Omar White-Nobles (2013-01-28). "'Dallas' Recap: The Enemy of My Enemy is My Lover". TVSource Magazine. Archived from the original on 2013-10-13. Retrieved 2014-02-08.
  19. ^ "E!'s The Arrangement Pilot Casts Male Lead! Dallas' Josh Henderson To Play Hottest Actor in Hollywood - E! Online". E! Online. 23 July 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  20. ^ . Foxnews Missing or empty |title= (help)

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